Mention London and most people will think of the Westminster area, where famous landmarks like Big Ben and the Parliament House are located along the Thames. However, if it gets a little too claustrophobic, Canary Wharf in East London offers a quieter experience without sacrificing the characteristics of what makes London such an amazing city.
Just 20 minutes away from central London via the tube, Canary Wharf was once one of the busiest docks in the world. Today, it holds no less importance. It is a major business district and is home to some of England’s tallest skyscrapers, with plenty of history, nature, shopping and entertainment activities here – basically, everything you’ll get in London, except considerably quieter.
Airbnb offers plenty of accommodation options. If the list is too overwhelming, we’ve got you – here are our top 10 recommendations of Airbnb vacation rentals to book in Canary Wharf.
If you are going to Canary Wharf to seek peace and quiet, you’ll find it here in this listing. Guests will get their own rooms in this cozy house located in a quiet residential area. The room itself is spacious and has everything you will need, including complimentary WiFi, towels, a hairdryer as well as a multi-USB charging point to ensure that you leave the house each day with your devices fully topped up.
Its location, though quiet, is extremely convenient. It’s a 13-minute walk away from Canary Wharf station and a 3-minute walk away from Westferry station. The Canary Wharf Pier is also less than 5 minutes away, where visitors will be treated to stunning views of the beautiful skyline, especially when they visit the place at night.
Comfy Double bed 10 minute walk to Canary Wharf
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better in a conventional hotel. With exposed brickwork and wooden beams that reflect the building’s history, the room has its own private entrance that guests can access easily using a key card. There is a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave and a cooker for any DIY meals. A communal fridge also has free orange juice, milk and mineral water available.
There’s free high-speed WiFi in the room for guests to search for interesting places to visit, but a local will always know the best places to go. The owner shares a PDF file with guests that includes some of his personal recommendations of where to go in the area.
Double Room in Historic Warehouse
Travelling with a large group? This is the perfect place for you. You’ll get the entire apartment to yourself, with four beds that can accommodate up to eight guests. The double-floor apartment is located on a high level, with floor-to-ceiling windows that give you sweeping views of the wharf.
The apartment is less than 5 minutes away from the tube, so you’ll be able to access some of London’s most iconic landmarks, like the London Eye and Big Ben. Not to mention, the host is an Airbnb Superhost, so you know you’ll be in good hands during your stay here.
Luxury 2-floor 4-bed 3-bath near train station
4. Charming Canary Wharf house near O2 arena and Excel conference and exhibition centre (from USD 139)
This charming place should perhaps be featured in an advert for a truly modern European home. Its interior boasts a Danish-inspired living room, with furniture from renowned interior designers Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner.
Just a 3-minute walk from the tube, this apartment is a mere stone’s throw away from places like the Olympic Park, the O2 arena and Victoria Park, East London’s take on the royal Regent Park. The iconic Canary Wharf is also just a short 10-minute walk away.
Seductive Canary Wharf house: 15' to Bank/O2/Excel
This is one of the most convenient listings you’ll find on Airbnb. Guests will get a private room with an en-suite bathroom. They will also have access to the main areas of the house, such as a fully equipped kitchen complete with a dishwasher and a washing machine.
Close by, there is a slew of bars, restaurants and shopping malls. There are also grocery shops, should you wish to make use of the kitchen at home for any DIY meals. The closest train station is just a minute’s walk away.
En-suite Private Room in the Heart of Canary Wharf
This stylishly modern apartment boasts having one of the best river views, as it is located right next to the river Thames. In the living room, the high windows provide excellent views of the river. There’s even a pair of standing binoculars to get close-up views from across the bank.
The apartment can house up to four guests, making it perfect if you’re traveling with your family. Guests only need to walk downstairs to find themselves amongst plenty of pubs, eateries and a supermarket for all your grocery essentials.
2 Bed/2 Bath Amazing View in Canary Wharf
Guests will get to have this contemporary apartment all to themselves, with enough space to house up to six guests. The highlight of the apartment is the living area, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the Canary Wharf skyline.
If you’re here on business, the Excel and O2 arena will be easily accessible from the apartment. The station is only a short 3-minute walk away and is located right in the heart of the district, where plenty of attractions like the Museum of the Docklands and special farmer’s market events can be found close by.
2 Bed | Canary Wharf | 02W
If luxury doesn’t mean much to you and accommodation is all about having a bed to sleep on, this is the place to book. You’ll get a private room that can be shared by a maximum of two pax, with access to the kitchen and its equipment for use.
The supermarket is a short 10-minute walk away, whilst the tube is an even shorter 1-minute stroll away from the house.
Bright room in prime location 1 min from DLR
Travelling on a budget? You won’t sacrifice quality for the price here. Guests get a private room in a fully furnished house that’s conveniently located.
There are bars and restaurants aplenty close by. It only takes a minute’s walk to reach the tube, which has access to London’s metro network that allows travelers to get anywhere efficiently.
Cozy room next to Canary Wharf
During your next visit to London, you could consider staying in a spacious room located in a modern luxury apartment that’s just beside the river. Perfect for solo travelers and businessmen, this place is only a convenient 3-minute walk away from Canary Wharf station.
The room comes outfitted with sustainable cotton bedding, white cotton towels and complimentary access to fiber WiFi. Guests will also get their own keys to the apartment, so they can come and go as they please.
Lovely Room in a Luxury Riverside Home
Taste of East London
While Canary Wharf is one of the major business districts in London, it certainly isn’t as dense as the popular Westminster side of the city. If you’re looking to have a taste of London that’s not as packed, you’ll love your time here.
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